Letters and Sounds aligned systematic synthetic phonics programme

Benefits:

Deliver high-quality, consistent phonics teaching in a fun and engaging way with expert help from phonics specialists. As teachers ourselves, we know how time-consuming it is to think of new ideas to keep phonics sessions fresh and exciting, so we’ve done the hard work for you - why reinvent the wheel?

Lessons follow the same structure by revisiting and reviewing previously learnt graphemes and skills, teaching a new sound or skill, and giving children the chance to practise and apply phonic knowledge. These instructional routines will become familiar and provide children with a sense of security in their learning.

Explore phase 1, phase 2, phase 3, phase 4 and phase 5!

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What's included?

  • Online, on-demand training and live webinars to help teachers develop phonics knowledge and make the most of the programme.
  • Weekly and daily phonics planning featuring the 4-part lesson.
  • Letters and Sounds aligned planning and resources, following the same progression.
  • Phonics screening check resources.
  • A complete set of decodable texts, printable mini-books and reading comprehensions
  • Guided reading resources.
  • Interactive phonics assessment to help track pupils’ progress and identify the lowest 20% of pupils and assign the most appropriate decodable text.
  • Structured intervention programme for the lowest 20% of pupils, including accompanying resources.
  • Coverage of phases 1-5, with fresh inspiration and a multi-sensory approach.
  • Daily lesson presentations in some phases that cover the revisit, review and teach element.
  • Interactive online phonics games that cover both blending and segmenting skills. Can be used on all devices.
  • Interactive phonics assessment to help track pupils’ progress and identify the lowest 20% of pupils and assign the most appropriate decodable text.
  • Includes all accompanying printable phonics resources, including flashcards, friezes, posters, games, activities and much more.
Free online phonics games for kids interactive phonics games EYFS KS1

Phase 1

Our phase 1 planning is perfect for key group teaching or an impromptu session when you have a spare 10 minutes before lunch. The easy-to-read plans require minimal resources, if any at all, and can easily be used by every staff member.

Aspects are introduced and practised in a carefully planned, non-linear manner so children are continually reintroduced to all the essential skills that make up the foundation of phonics learning.

Allow: 10 weeks - 50 lessons

Sounds: Aspect 1, Aspect 2, Aspect 3, Aspect 4, Aspect 5, Aspect 7

Phase 2

Discover phase 2 phonics activities, worksheets and phonics play phase 2 activities and ideas. Our ideas are low-prep, enjoyable and fun for all and can be delivered by both a classroom teacher or teaching assistant to smaller groups. All of the phase 2 phonics resources are included in each daily lesson, to be downloaded as and when you need them to save you time.

Each week comprises of 5 lessons that follow the four part lesson sequence suggested in the Letters and Sounds framework.

Allow: 6 weeks - 30 lessons

Sounds: a, b, c, ck, d, e, f, ff, g, h, i, k, l, ll, m, n, o, p, s, ss, t, u

Phase 3

Letters and Sounds phase 3 aligned planning and resources, designed to help you save time and teach phonics like a specialist.

Children entering Phase 3 will know around 19 letters and be able to blend phonemes to read VC words and segment VC words to spell. While many children will be able to read and spell CVC words, they all should be able to blend and segment CVC words orally.

Allow: 10 weeks - 50 lessons

Sounds: ai, air, ar, ch, ear, ee, er, igh, j, ng, oa, oi, oo, or, ow, q, sh, th, ur, ure, v, w, x, y, z, zz

Phase 4

Children entering phase 4 will know the 44 phonemes, and be able to blend phonemes to read CVC words and segment CVC words for spelling. They will have some experience in reading two-syllable words and captions. They will know letter names and be able to read and spell some tricky words.

The purpose of phase 4 is to consolidate children’s knowledge of graphemes in reading and spelling words containing adjacent consonants and polysyllabic words.

Allow: 4 weeks - 20 lessons

Sounds: Adjacent consonants, ccvc, cvcc, Phase 3 graphemes, Phase 3 phonemes, Polysyllabic words

Phase 5

Most children entering Phase 5 should be able to read and spell words containing adjacent consonants (2 or more consonants that are next to each other in a word) and some polysyllabic words (words that have 2 or more syllables).

Allow: 11 Weeks - 51 lessons

Sounds: a-e, al c, alt a, alt ch, alt e, alt g, alt i, alt o, alt u, alt y, ay, e-e, ea, ew, I-e, ie, ir, o-e, ou, oy, ph, ue, wh

Handwriting resources

Help children form letters the correct way with our Letters and Sounds aligned handwriting resources.

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Additional Phonics Resources

Additional resources that you may need as part of your phonics teaching sessions.

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